The Ellsworth Trust Scholarships

James Luce, Joseph Slaimen and Mercedes Stengel, three of five 2013 Ellsworth Scholars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ellsworth Trust is a private foundation endowed by Professor Robert A. Ellsworth (1907-1994), who taught history and government at JSC from 1957 to 1973. The Trust was established in 1983.

The Ellsworth Trust enriches higher education at JSC through providing scholarships for outstanding undergraduates majoring in history and political science, the sponsorship of the Annual Ellsworth Lecture, cultural events such as the "Dialogues on Diversity: Focus on Current Issues," and travel grants and fellowships to students and alumni. 

Each year, members of the Trust meet to personally interview the finalists selected as potential Ellsworth Scholars. After reviewing written applications, essays, scholastic records, and letters of reference, members then choose the scholars. Becoming an Ellsworth Scholar is an extremely high honor at Johnson State College.

In return, Ellsworth Scholars commit a few hours each spring semester to assist the Trust with the annual Ellsworth Lecture and with maintaining the collections displayed in the Ellsworth Room.

Applying for the Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ellsworth Trust invites applications from full-time students majoring in political science or history who have obtained at least 30 credits and have GPAs of 3.25 or better. The awards range from $500 to $2,000.

In the application, a student should include:

    A brief essay explaining how his or her major will enhance his or her professional and personal life.

    Two professional references from professors or employers.

    Demonstration of financial need.

    A record of leadership and/or community service (desired, but not required).

 

The applicant should schedule an interview with members of the Ellsworth Trust Scholarship Committee in March.

Graduate Scholarships and Travel Grants


The Ellsworth Trust also awards graduate scholarships and travel grants. Students who connect early in their JSC careers with the Trustees may benefit.

Recent Recipients


2013

  • Undergraduate Scholars:

  • James Luce, History major, Class of 2013, St. Albans, VT
  • Joseph Slaimen, Class of 2014, Political Science and Business Major, Wolcott, VT
  • Mercedes Stengel, Class of 2015, Political Science major, Johnson VT
  • Graduate Scholars:

  • Angelina Caterino, Class of 2010, History major, Cambridge, VT
  • Scott McDowell, Class of 2010, UVM M.A. Candidate, Johnson, VT

Travel Grant Recipient:

Samuel Skelding

2012

  • Dylan Giambatista, Class of 2013, Political Science major, Essex Junction, VT
  • Austin St. Cyr, Class of 2013, History major, South Burlington, VT
  • James Luce, History major, Class of 2013, St. Albans, VT
  • Julia Burgess, Class of 2012, Political Science Major, Morrisville
  • Sam Skelding, Class of 2013, History major, Johnson, VT

2011

  • Evan Bean, Political Science major, Class of 2012, Burlington, VT
  • Julia Burgess, Political Science major, Class of 2013, Morrisville, VT
  • James Dempsey, Political Science major, Class of 2012, Lincoln, VT
  • James Luce, History major with secondary licensure, Class of 2013, St. Albans, VT
  • Deborah Nevil, Education major with a concentration in curriculum and instruction, Class of 2010 and M.A. candidate, Waterville, VT
  • Brittany Wieland, Political Science major, Class of 2014, St. Albans, VT

2010

Undergraduate Scholars

  • Alayna Ballantine, majoring in history, Class of 2012, Bomoseen, VT
  • Evan Bean, majoring in political science and anthropology/sociology, Class of 2012, Burlington, VT
  • Angelica Caterino, majoring in history, Class of 2011, Johnson, VT
  • James Dempsey, majoring in political science, Class of 2012, Lincoln, VT
  • Jeremiah Gracie, majoring in political science, Class of 2011, Passumpsic,VT
  • Zachary Johnston, majoring in political science outdoor education, Class of 2011, Enfield, CT

Graduate Scholars

  • Deborah Nevil, Alumni Scholar, Class of 2010; JSC MA Candidate, Waterville, VT
  • Scott McDowell, Alumni Scholar, Class of 2010; UVM MA Candidate, Johnson, VT

2009

  • Angelica Caterino, majoring in history, Class of 2010, Cambridge, VT.  
  • Zachary Johnston, double majoring in political science and outdoor education/adventure education and wilderness leadership, Class of 2011, Enfield, VT.
  • Joseph Jones, majoring in political science, Class of 2012, Johnson, VT. 
  • Scott McDowell, majoring in history, Class of 2010, Johnson, VT. 
  • Deborah Nevil, majoring in political science with a certificate in non-profit management, Class of 2010, Waterville, VT. 
  • Sarah Truckle double majoring in political science and business management with a certificate in non-profit management, Class of 2011, Waitsfield, VT.

2008

  • Meredith Kenton, majoring in history, Class of 2009, Owings Mills, MD.

2007

Matthew Arkell, majoring in history, Class of 2007, Charleston, NH.

Shannon Hill, majoring in political science, Class of 2008, Washington, D.C.

Emily Hamlin, majoring in political science, Class of 2008, Syracuse, NY.

Meredith Kenton, majoring in history, Class of 2009, Owings Mills, MD. 

Ari David Weiss, majoring in history, Class of 2008, Jeffersonville, VT.